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CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
city of london. so that special relationship that has always existed between the u.k. and the u.s. is something that i have experienced in a very personal way. and one of my political heroes has always been, i am very proud to say, the son of a new york city native, sir winston churchill. [applause] churchill the want to two parties in his lifetime while always been an independent and having been a republican and democrat in new york i can relate to that. but in the common good ahead of the party politics and the next election really was at the core of churchill's's approach to leadership. it was an approach that i've always believed we need more of at every level of government all around the world, especially now. we all know these are difficult times. the shift in the global economy has presented tough spending taxes and managing deficits and on unleashing the forces of innovation. from everything i've seen the u.k.'s first coalition government since churchill is meeting these challenges head-on. in the face of the most challenging economic times we have experienced in decades t
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
manufacturing and 20% of our banking and nearly half of the real estate in the city of los angeles are in the hands of foreign investors. i am concerned about what that does to our future. i'm concerned about the fact that so many of our securities are in the hands of foreign banks because of these massive deficits. but those are the issues on which we ought to be debating, and if we can just put away the flag factories and the balloons and those kinds of thing and get on to a real discussion of these issues, i think we will have a good success. >> andrea mitchell has a question for you, governor dukakis. >> we are talking about issues, so let's return to something you said earlier about the modernization of land-based missiles. you said that you didn't rule it out that there are limits to what we can spend, and then you went on to talk about a much more expensive part of our defense strategy, namely, conventional forces. do you somehow see conventional forces as a substitute for our strategic forces, and in not talking about the land-based missiles and not committing to modernizing, d
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
myrick is the mayor of new york, the city's youngest mayor and the first mayor of color and at the age of 24, just last january, he was sworn in after winning a sweeping a town -- 18 out of 18 districts and winning a four-way mayoral race. before being appointed he was on the city -- the common counsel representing this witty woody's 4th ward. he is a graduate of cornell university where he majored in communications and he was quite active while he was there tutoring underserved students at ithaca and serving as a board member of the racing education attainment challenge organization. immediately to my right is alex morse who is the mayor of holyoke massachusetts. he is also the city's youngest mayor. and he is the second youngest mayor in state history. is that correct? yeah, so he graduated from brown university with a degree in urban studies and during his time at brown he worked as a youth career counselor. he was also on the governors lgbt commission and the main focus of his administration at the moment are early childhood literacy, building an economy focused around art, inn
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of florida. he is at the sun city community center and it's live right now on c-span. also this afternoon, new jersey governor chris christie will be in virginia campaigning for mitt romney. you can see his comments live from richmond starting at 4:45 eastern on c-span. and looking quickly at the president's, presidential candidate's schedules, the president held a campaign event in virginia a short time ago. he was at george mason university. we did air it live online. if you missed any of it you can catch it at c-span.org. the president heading to camp david for the weekend as he preps for the third and final presidential debate on monday night. mitt romney today is in florida with a rally in daytona beach this afternoon where he will be joined by his running mate paul ryan. former governor romney will stay in florida through monday. >> i have to be honest with you, i love these debates. you know, these things are great. [cheers and applause] i think it is interesting that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term! don't you think that it is time for him to
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
this, el paso is the safest city in america for a city of its size. we have saved cities and communities all along our border. this is a great economic engine for us. these are great communities. we have to stop thinking in terms of such violence in el paso because it's not the truth was going on in that part of our state. >> moderator: there are concerns however on increase in the national guard. cruz: if it's necessary and needed and we can help and assist in curtailing the drug activity absolutely, we should. we have a sovereign right to protect our border and our citizens but we should do it in cooperation with mexico. >> what do you think about this? cruz: at a party state we which we should triple the u.s. border control because we have to get serious and solve the problem of security at the border. the question he raises a very important question. mexico is a great and mighty nation and it is tragic what is happening in mexico. it's tragic. i was visiting with a mexican businessman several weeks ago who described to me how he'd received from the drug lords a letter tha
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that i have and i am not going to have the irs checking personal tax records of city council members and mayors or governors. they need to stay out of our business and so do politicians. >> moderator: we are going to turn to the issue of health care with a question from dave jordan. >> the state will complete its transition to a managed-care model for mental health as the next governor takes office. how will you in sure those in need don't fall for the cracks? we begin with mr. dalton. dalton: health is a tough issue. several years ago we privatized mental health and all the health directors were saying that would be a good thing. it ended up not being the good thing particularly for rural areas. for larry as do not have the providers to the best providers to give that service. as we look at advantage of the affordable care act, mental health has helped tremendously and i think that will help the health of our people but also help the health of the economy. we will be able to receive $15 billion in the last six years of that. first three years without the last six years with $15 bill
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
city than has the city of reno. i have raised more none in this campaign in the city of reno than new york city. she's raised more money out of wall street than i have in this campaign. who's in the pockets of the big money in wall street? >> moderator: thank you very much. our next question comes from diego santiago who will direct it to congresswoman shelley berkeley. >> congresswoman berkeley, i was intrigued looking through both of your web sites that both the candidates have the country of israel as one of your top issues. now i ask, why is this issue at the top of your agenda, and has enough been done to defend our only true ally in the middle east? berkeley: i pride myself on being a strong supporter of israel. in the united states congress on either side of the aisle, we share a common bond, and it's the only democracy in a very dangerous part of the world and one of our strongest allies in the world. i think we need to do everything we can to work with israel to insure that iran does not acquire nuclear weapons. it's not only an existential threat to israel, but it's a threat
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president obama took office the city was sacked included new credits that were primarily focused on low-income families and families that have kids in college that were extended in 2010 and expired at the end of the year. there's the timber cut in social security payroll taxes the was done in the stimulus for 2011 and extended for 2012. and then in addition to all of those expiring tax provisions that got most of the attention from the fiscal macroeconomic point of view and another thing we have to the start of next year and the tax increases included in the 2010 health reform act. and so, when you look at the debate over the fiscal cliff, the point is to recognize there is a very diverse array of tax provisions that are under discussion. and that's important for understanding the effects on american households, different households are affected differently by these provisions. at the low end of the income distribution for example the credits that were enacted in 2009 turn out to be very important as the temporary payroll taxes. temporary cut in payroll taxes has to be important for fol
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
talk about much this morning reached its effigy last fringe -- the previous spring, 2011, 70 cities and towns. they're not completely gone. they've been written off by the international media, but 70over their activists and leaders are currently in some form of detention. they have regular protests in the hundreds, sometimes in the thousands. the bigger protests now in morocco are in the labor movement. there was a recent industrial dispute, and where this is at in the last few days, stuff on youtube, you can see online. but my main conrn about ma morocco is it becomes more likal jeer ya in terms of this constant, hyperlocallized instability. you see it in all these towns in morocco. every week there seems to be another town exploding, and these are social -- local, social and economic issues that aren't being addressed and, um, and this sort of feeds into this highly-alienated youth. i'm not going to -- i met with -- [inaudible] for two and a half hours a week or two, and the pgd's well aware of these issues and trying to address it in various ways, but i don't think they've gotten int
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
achievements of many others in the city and not just like ourselves. >> mark, do you want to pose the last question? >> just a quick one. something not addressed in the comments by deputy secretary carter, and it's rarely mentioned, but taiwan, under its existing republic china constitution, is an independent sorch state, the absent of relations does not sub tract from the reality. with this in mine, there's sensitivities with beijing. i'm curious, what potential role could taiwan play in u.s. rebalancing in asia? what are we missing now, and what could be done more in leveraging with what taiwan has to offer with the united states and its interests? >> this is a trap. [laughter] he knows the answer to the question. [laughter] i will fall into it anyway. [laughter] my own view, and this is a whole, you know, i think other conversation about building fore structure and capacity in asia pacific is that the states that are a bit weaker than china can pull a page out of china and develop their own anti-access scenario and denial capabilities and make it woefully painful for china to proje
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:30am EDT
guns. we look at the gun violence in new york city and what they been able to do. it's sort a fantastic in terms of the results. certainly us or trying to make sure we close the gun show loopholes making sure we're looking at background checks, to make sure those happen more effectively and efficiently. and also pleased to say the online council on handgun violence will be giving me an award in november. schneider: this is again under the difference. i do believe in the assault weapons ban. whizzing too much violence happen in our cities, in our communities. we need to reinstate the weapons ban that expired in 2004. we need to ban large-scale magazines allow someone to go to a theater and poll of 50 rounds rounds in a minute. this mixer cities more dangerous. you talk about much are not linked of the action behind. this is what you done in congress. when you go for the rhein plan when you vote against women's rights, when you vote against the environment -- dold: i didn't vote against women's right. i stood up for gun control. these are the things you don't think are important
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is unmatched in this city and any of the great cities in the country. it's a mobility of humanity simply because of the dignity with which the negatives that were put in their way and the harshness of life. my grandmother is still the greatest person. you told me of a person who could have accepted and not have a father or lose a mother handed from pillar to post from the grandmother and build new education and yet segregation, jim crow law rose above it and insisted that his grandson's rise above its. fight, participate, eliminate but do not be consumed by it. in so many ways we talk about the founding fathers and yet the house fell in a way because of the contradiction and the generation rebuilds it. frederick others see -- frederick and others. do we today in our law and our culture give enough credit to that refunding? >> you think of the great moments in our history. we talk about of course the revolution, certainly the constitution that we celebrate now, 225 years. it was all coming apart and the country as we know today is reshaped after the civil war. the constitutional la
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
600 million people start to move into the cities, and they have to have employment. if you don't have employment, you're going to have social unrest. so the biggest challenge is to find jobs for 25 million more people every year, and that's what they're working on. so my principal conclusions in the equity market are driven off of these observations, and all my discussion that follows justifies these statements. no recession of forecast on the horizon, valuation reasonable, investors have derisked, okay? and the conclusion i had tonight got called this way on tv, stocks are the best house in the financial asset neighborhood. it's not clear whether it's a good or bad neighborhood. i still believe that, by the way. so the first thing, let's talk about the economy because i think a picture's worth a thousand words, and basically as you can see from the middle column the average economic expansion when one gets going, basically, lasts about five years, 60 months. now, i'm not here to debate whether this expansion's going to be longer or shorter than average, but if i had to debate th
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
programs, many of them designed to help children and the poor. . >> the bombing in oklahoma city has focused renewed attention on the rhetoric that has been coming from the right and those who cater to angry white men. while no one is suggesting that right-wing radio jocks approve violence the extent which their approach fosters violence is being questioned by many observers. ♪ . >> i don't think i have any jesse helms defenders here, nina. >> not me. i think he ought to be worried about what is going on in the good lord's mind. if there is retributve justice he will get aids from transfusion or one of his grandchildren will get it. >> reminded me person ken starr reminds me all this time is heinrich himmler. including the glasses. ♪ . >> this advice, mr. bush. shut the hell up! "good night and good luck". ♪ . >> they have waved signs liking president obama to hitler and the devil. raised questions whether he was really born in this country. falsely accuse him of planning to set up death panels, decried his speech to students as indoctrination. called him everything from a fasc
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
public offices when it comes to kabul and some of the big cities. but afghanistan is not kabul. afghanistan is the whole country. the villages, small towns, what is going to happen to that? we also recently, just two weeks ago, witnessed the incident with malala yousufzai, the 14 year-old little girl come and tell their 18 they are little girl, who was shot by the taliban in pakistan because she wanted to be educated, because she wanted to be blogger and was defined the taliban. and rather than expressing sadness about what happened, the taliban said they will be after her, no matter what. so in order to help us understand what is going on and what will be going on once -- we have with us a superb speaker. >> thank you. thank you and good morning, and nice to see everybody. and it's great to be here. and i'd like to thank wilson center for the interest for having me here, to be with you, and i hope that we'll have a conversation today to see how you can join us to educate the afghan population. to give you a little background on why i'm doing what i'm doing, and and it's a ques
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
this one i can't prove. this city is okay. there is a huge wet blanket out here. and to me the uncertainty, real certainty around taxes, policies, fiscal cliff. the debt ceiling fiasco. this constant anti business not just sentiments, but regulatory ag's. wherever i go i have business people. the regulatory environment. they all say it's terrible. it's not just banks. we have done it to ourselves. shoot ourselves in the foot. get rid of that white blanket. and they're is a great -- printed in the wall street journal. kate president-elect ronald reagan some advice. consistent taxes, regulatory. the same positive story over and over and over, and it will turn. and you have to believe in it. so america is usually going to do the right thing after it has exhausted the possibilities. i'm hoping we do. the important part to me is in washington, if you think that washington and business can go to work with each other and begin, collaboration is what should happen. we should have had collaboration we were in a crisis. every business i know wanted to help. would have pulled together, wo
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
. and let us in the city of manchester show our appreciation's for what the extraordinary police men and women of our country do for our country. [applause] and how we succeeded, and this is a real lesson. we succeeded because of a group of individuals, a group of individuals who saw the odds against london's bid, and thought, nevermind. we are going to pioneer the bid for london. we're going to fight for the bid for london. we're going to win the bid for london, to our very own -- [inaudible] [applause] but, you know, what? you know what what, friends, we succeeded with one reason more than of the. we succeeded because of us. we succeeded because of us. us, the british people. us the british people, welcome the athletes from abroad, who cheered them on, and found ourselves talking to each other each morning about what happened at the olympics the night before in a way we haven't talked to each other before. we succeeded because we came together as a country. we worked together as a country. we join together as a country. that's why we achieved more than we imagined possible. you kno
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
children and the poor. >> the bombing in oakland the city has focused renewed attention on the rhetoric that's been coming from the right and those who cater to angry white men. although no one is suggesting right wing greater jocks approve of violence, the extent to which the approach fosters violence is being questioned by many observers. >> i don't think i think jesse jones defenders here. >> not me. i think you have to be worried about that's what's going on in the good lord's mind, because if there's retributive justice, he will get aids from a transfusion or one of his grandchildren will get it. >> it finally dawned on me that the person can start has reminded me of facially all this time was heinrich himmler, including his glasses. >> this advice, mr. bush, shut the hell up, good night and good luck. >> they have waved signs liking president obama to hitler and the devil can raise questions about whether he was really born in this country, falsely accuse him of planning to set up dead panels -- death panels, and called everything from a fascist to socialist to a time in as. at it
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
city i went over there immediately and flew over all that and went on the ground and met with the leaders of cedar rapids for example for the democrats that represent that part of the state. they didn't take me about but rejoined me together and everything. when we get hit with floods on the side of the state become over and join me. i introduced legislation to protect us from the next flood coming down the missouri river with the sign on right away. that is the bipartisanship the you get in a national disaster. they are less partisan and congress but we have had a broad bipartisan effort here with an iowa working with those things that matter to iowa and hopefully i will be able to get a bipartisan support on the farm bill like a forgotten by partisans of along the missouri river legislation. h.r. 2942 in case you want to google that. >> moderator: mrs. vilsack how did you cut through the partisanship and build consensus in congress? vilsack: i was with amy klobuchar yesterday and she is someone that i admire. she always works to fight a co-sponsor for a bill, and i would like to
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
agreed with our position to stay and the epa enforcement while we'll litigate the case in oklahoma city. the point is, general baker, these areas of energy there's an attitude that permeates the agency right now that i think is less regulator and more punitive perhaps and we can address that later but it is an issue for the oklahoma energy space. >> general strange, and i don't want the audience to miss the point that you made earlier about the outside counsel and not using outside counsel when you came in to deal with the major spill from the bp incident, outside counsel is a challenging question for most of us in this room and it tends to be a source of discussion quite often to tell us a little bit about what your thought process was when you came and decided to go from outside counsel what you thought the downside might have been for the state continuing to use outside counsel? >> having been in the outside counsel it's important to be able to allow the expertise to read the question was asked where do you get your expertise and it's very important the general philosophy is what the
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
kristin kristen gillibrand faces off against when city long for the senate seat. she served in the house before appointed to fill the senate seat of hillary clinton. that's 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> it started as an economic argument. men are having a harder time adoopt together economy. and women are adapting more easily. there's different periods in history where it's been vice versa. the education and credential. the economy is fast changing. who know what it's going to be throw at us. women seem to be getting the kilts than a faster rate than the men. they seem to be more nimble. it filters down to the society. in the book i talk about how changes marriage and our notion of fatherhood and what men can and can't do. how young people have sex and make decisions and so you really start to see it having an influence in our culture. >> joins author hannah rosin to discuss the end of men. saturday night at 10:00 eastern and sunday night at 9:00 on afterwords. this weekend on booktv on c-span2. >>> last friday washington's senate senator maria dpawsed balm combaterrer in. the political rep
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
congress for a total number of 27 latinos in the united states house. now, those who are most likely to be elected in november include tony car done nas, he's a city councilman in los angeles. he's running in the san fernando valley, it's a los angeles-based district, and juan vargas who's running in the seasoned yea go-based district. both of these districts were created by an independent redistricting commission, and both of them won their primaries under california's new top two primary system. so both of them have excellent opportunities of being elected come november 6th. in new mexico former county commissioner michelle lujan english ham is the favorite -- grisham is the favorite candidate. and we also expect two new faces from texas. in cd 20, joaquin castro will most likely win the seat currently being held by charlie gonzalez, and in a new district created by reapportionment, vega has excellent opportunities of winning cd 34. texas was a big winner in reapportionment where it picked up four new congressional seats. however, of those four new seats, it appears only one will be held
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> moderator: monica ag you have the last question. >> because of the economic downturn, the education in our country has had to squeeze from every angle, city budgets for education have dropped, state budgets have dropped, so it makes it challenging most experts would say to believe our students in the future will be competing on a level playing field with other students around the world because the bigger class size is now and less time with quality teachers. how would you improve education first of all and in fact mr. smith you suggested eliminating the department of education altogether. is that the right plan at this moment? casey: the best place is that the state level. that is where between the local school boards, teachers and parents. now i don't -- i said i wanted to take a look at the department of education, and it's possible. but they do some good things so we don't want to throw that away. but we need -- any federal organizations basically as big as the department of education there is a lot waste. just to get that money to the states. they can do it themselves
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
. another area that congress provided in help was the requirement that the agencies consider the effect on financial stability of every bank acquisition by and large bank holding company, and a sizable acquisition of nonbanks by large financial firms and designated cities. related to this, congress granted authority to break up large firms if the firm would pose a grave threat to financial stability, among other things. so these provisions focus on the size and structure of firms granting authority to limit expansion for to require the vestige or basic and not on competition or safety and soundness, but on financial stability. the federal reserve and fsoc any other agencies are still flushing of a framework for analyzing financial stability for purposes of these provisions so there's a lot of work yet to do. clearly, size will matter in deciding whether firms do pose a grave threat. but size alone is too blunt an approach. so the agencies are also considering interconnectedness among firms, substitutability of firms, and their services, the complexity and foreign operations of th
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
guilty doing this. was trying valiantly to describe the emergence of the movement known as the benevolent occupiers wall street. >> we thought we would bring you up-to-date on those protesters, the occupied wall street movement. as of tonight it has spread to more than 250 american cities, more than a thousand countries. every continent but an arctic a defeat to -- antarctic appearing estimate right up there with 57 states. occupy wall street has spread to a thousand countries. why not just say a bazillion? god bless her. our final nominee for the obamagasm award is britain's's own alien life form known as the long walk off a short piers morgan. i don't understand why cnn thought it would be to at 9 p.m. with a british host who looks like he just got a really bad when -- wedgie in a british prep school. that didn't make sense to me but what do i know? i only work for the number one cable rated news network in the united states. [applause] on december 5th, good old piers was interviewing obama's chief strategist, otherwise known as mr. whipple, mr. axelrod. remember those commer
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:30am EDT
we have mapped out, and we're not the only ones, there are other organizations in this city that have mapped out other plans for reducing military spending not on the grounds that it has an economic effect, but because it is simply not necessary, because, to use the crime analogy, thankfully, crime has declined. and, therefore, the feed for those security services has also declined. so i would encourage you to look at our earlier study from 2010, but others, sustainable defense task force, even bowles-simpson had some talk in there about military spending and what that would look like. >> right. >> what impact -- >> there's one further point to make, and that is if you look at the budgets, the baseline numbers excluding the overseas contingency operations, for the out years, those numbers are slightly phony because the cuts assume that the baseline actually will have been what would have been spent in absence of the sequestration. i'm not convinced of that at all. those numbers may have been smaller in which the sequestration cuts -- >> and i think, you know, adding to that, one
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>> when they return, we do expect to hear from former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. he is the keynote speaker, and we'll get his perspective on the upcoming elections. later this afternoon, remarks from the head of the consumer products safety commission, nancy nord, about 2:40 eastern all of that live here on c-span2. right now, though, your phone calls from this morning's "washington journal." >> host: here's "the wall street journal," we'll begin with that above the fold. candidates battle to lock up key states, it says here that backed by a ramp-up in tv ad purchases, mitt romney will spend much of the final two weeks of the campaign presenting himself as a bipartisan bridge builder, aides said, while president barack obama tries the persuade -- to persuade voters to this remine rival is painting a veneer over conservative policy positions. that's "the wall street journal". and then this morning "the washington post" says this: candidates adopt new roles for the final stretch. on a day of high energy rallies, president obama's campaign also announced grand last minute gest
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
administration would be able to move reauthorization in the next four years? >> there are people in the city who know better than i do with the congressional politics, i would say the president is going to continue to champion full comprehensive reauthorization to bring benefits to kids and communities across the country and make fundamental changes and some of the race to the top and other reform efforts support across the country raising standards as people make progress, i do think they will keep running into barriers and it will be a growing outcry from states, democratic and republican governors to reauthorize elementary education and that gives a shot in the first year or two of a second term. >> governor romney is elected a review of the ways, what is the likely outcome? will the negate the waivers? will be issued his own conditions? >> the priority of taking office will get a comprehensive reauthorization of no child left behind which will render waivers a new issue. however, it is not clear that will happen, but you need to plan for the contingency that it doesn't. a couple things about
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
act, open the expansion of gaming and other cities. where do you stand on the proposed casino by the tried? mr. baumgartner? baumgartner: i know this issue because i oppose the expansion of this casino, the building of this casino. one of the things that is important that this issue is it is right next to the air force base which is tremendously important for the national security but also tremendously important for the economy of eastern washington, and this proposed casino would put that in doubt. and if to say in general with the issues in recent years when he put up with economic development on the native american indian reservations. when i was a boy i had the great privilege of paying down at the french. i was almost the only non-native american on the team and we twice on the basketball championships and went to the nationals and i thought at a young age being different than everybody else in the competitive environment like that really helped my formation and helped me want to learn more about other cultures. i think that you would find me as someone that is a great sympathy
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
areas in the city of dayton, the city of columbus, the city of cincinnati. it's in the southwest part of the state. you see the three blue counties. that's old coal country mining area that's highly white working-class, appellation influence. the county is near the park spurred market, is the home of ohio university. and then you've got the industrial area of lake erie. and slightly down there. the blue dots show what the democrats have visited. and here you can see, based on where they visited, that they have been employing an early voting strategy. that each place they visited is a place that has a significant -- bursar evan has a significant african-american inner-city population. each one is one where currently, if you look at the ohio early voting totals has overwhelming numbers of people are coming out to vote early. you've got three visits in cleveland, one in lorraine, which has a small and i shall community down road from cleveland, one in 10, again old industrial, small african-american committee. you see that barack obama has visited ohio university down there in athens cou
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
gateway to the greatest city in the greatest nation on earth. few if any have the experience of flying out of kennedy airport to a foreign destination and encountering an airport that they regard less favorably than they regard kennedy airport. quoting the use of the 1916s and i suppose i was one, saying if not now, when? if not now, when the interest rate in the currency we print is 2.4% for 30 years. if not now, when the construction unemployment rate approaches 15%. if this is not the time to rebuild kennedy airport, when is? kennedy airport is no isolated example. a study in nevada found that it cost five times as much if you maintain roads too late, if you maintain them on time. we have roads across this country filled with hot coals -- hobbles --potholes for. every time i went to a city i would take a couple hours and go to the public school and talk about the importance of education. probably pretty cliche that and more cliche over the subsequent 12 years. i will never forget one of the time the young teacher took me aside and said that was a great speech. it really was a
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
america. in some parts of this city, people live every day with fear, the real fear that gunfire can claim them or their children. the sniper shootings simply brought meet si to the gun violence -- immediacy to the gun violence that is around us every day. in the ten years since, about one million people have been shot in america, about 300,000 lost their lives. imagine the governmental response if those guns were fired by terrorists or some enemy force. well, the legal action project doesn't wait for politicians to respond to this epidemic. we take direct action to reduce gun violence. we bring high impact liability actions to reform gun sales practices that arm concerns. in fact, we won a landmark case on behalf of linda franklin and other victims that forced gun companies to sell guns more responsibly. you can read about another important victory we just won in your packets. we also challenge guns that limit gun right prevention. we recently stop a florida law that infringed on first amendment rights by preventing doctors from simply advising patients of the racings of guns -- risks of
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
refinery about two hours north of a main city. the refinery has 92% saudi arabian employees. stretching all the way from management to blue-collar employees. exxon mobil was into saudia station before saudia station was required. we anticipate this to the same degree of the new refinery that they are building as well. they are focusing on businesses that can take some of these derivatives and turn them into products. this, by the way, is the key to the kingdom strategy called a knowledge-based economy. start with something you know. which in the case of saudi arabia, as petroleum. they moved downstream to refining. then onto products of element where you create intellectual property and start businesses by taking the derivatives in making products in all of this. all this creates jobs. the kingdom is employing this model in other areas. not so impressive as the joint venture between an aluminum company and the mining company. on the 12th of december, i will attend a ceremony in eastern covers where the two companies will pour the first hawk aluminum in just over three short
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
more financially complex. the real city truer today than it was yesterday. and it will be truer tomorrow than it is today. the defense industry in the suppliers that it is made up of are constantly changing and adapting to the department rierpts, and conditions set phot in the commercial marketplace. this evolution in the base brings with it new and difficult challenges. and it begs for a flexible, adaptive approach to the ever changing realty on the ground. outdating con instructs of the estatic where the u.s. government could dictate certain insurances or impose flexible rules must giveaway to the facts on the ground that the base is no longer a sing -- policy must take this these in to account and develop a more sophisticated and nuanced view of the base. the goods and services the department relies upon reaches far deeper in to the overall global economy than most appreciate. there are unique items for us, the items themselves often reply upon a complex supply chain of providers that are restricted or comp prized would jeopardize the -- on ongoing bay pips so let's tart is t
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Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
cities in the south of israel, and it hit a children's kindergarten. thankfully, it was at night, and there were no children there. i mention this because had this missile, had it been sent in the day and had this missile hit a kindergarten with children in it, the number of fatalities would probably have been very high, and this would have led, in my opinion, to a immediate change in the situation not only between israel and the gaza strip, but also in the entire region. it would have been a changer. not a money changer, it would have been a regional changer. i'm saying this because we are living in a situation here in the middle east where individual events have enormous effect on a whole range of issues. and it is often in the hands of individuals to bring this about. this is the situation we're in. i will say, by the way, in this respect that the fact that israel now has a, one means at its disposal, a system which was developed over the years called iron dome in which we are able to at times to detect these missiles before they reach the destination and to blow them up in the thi
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
because we deal with three mining cities where the only jobs that exist are ocp jobs, and we, you know, some of the toughest unrest not unlike what happened in -- [inaudible] some of the toughest unrest was in the mining cities. and these youth demanded jobs, demanded jobs with ocp, okay? our response was, first, to analyze the situation. why did these people need jobs at the same time as our growth path was very, very good? ocp's investing tremendously in terms of growth, we're creating jobs. our subcontractors are creating jobs in these areas, yet the youth from these areas are not the ones employed in these jobs worse. we import labor in morocco. in industrial and construction, and this is not unlike other countries. also in menna or at least in north africa, in the menna, indeed, we import labor. so, obviously, what you mentioned, caroline and mustafa, the mismatch between what the produced and what our needs are. well, we said, you know, we can knock on door and say let's, please, speed up the reform process of the education system. what we did is took, you know, questions in
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
minnesota and stretches to just north of the twin cities metro area. joining me now republican incumbent chip is seeking the second term in congress. he's a former airline pilot and navy veteran. democrat rick is a former congressman who served the old sixth district. he was elected in 1974 and in the early '80s to pursue a business career. gentleman, thank you for taking time to join us. it's interesting this is your only debate that will be televised throughout the congressional district and most voters are getting their information about the two of you through television commercials. so i want to show you each a commercial, and then have you respond to some of the things that are being said about each of you. let's start with an atd that targets chip. >> ever ♪ >> chip wept to washington and brought back some strange ideas. instead of town hall meetings. he drives a $1,000 a month suv. a taxpayer expense. and chip voted to end the current medicare system and make seniors pay 4eu6d 00 a year more. while millionaires get more tax cuts. chip was supposed to take minnesota val
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
stayed in one. i stayed at hyatt at salt lake city airport this summer and the ceres of hotels, is the front desk is actually also the starbucks and also the breakfast counter. same person who checks you in, gets your coffee and your danish. that is simple, everyone is be looking to do more things with fewer people. and therefore instead of 25,000-person factory, we need 50 people creating jobs for 20. we need 20 creating jobs for 30. we need 30 creating jobs for 40. and i think it is going to require a really different approach to the economy. different set of incentives laws, different approach to education. we do manpower development over here and have education department here and the two aren't connected. we have to completely merge them. in an ideal world that is what the election would be about. romney's view produce more startups versus obama's. it's not. but sooner or later that's where we will have to go to. >> let's go to the last group of questions because it is salient to that. talk about new actors and the rise of china. you might also carize it as the emergence of ne
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the epa but other agencies, and the congress, congressman in oklahoma city invited me to washington earlier this year. i came and testified with respect to the state response, but agencies like the epa, there was the case in california university epa where it involved the clean air act, very complex piece of litigation and responsibility in the states to adopt plans all over the country and implementing a plan to comply with visibility and requirements and a lawsuit was brought in california and the same was entered into but in that dissent decree the epa a bound itself to certain requirements and obligations that did not exist and do not exist under the clean water act affecting other states across the country and put in oklahoma. my friend is the attorney general in north dakota. before that is sent -- before that was actually filed and tried to invest in that process and was denied by both the justice and the epa. it's a concern that the attorney general's have across the country and recently 13 states tried to get a democrat and republican and sent a letter to the epa and inform
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
secretary should, every city where conflict comes up get involved and weigh in on the. i think it's not an appropriate use of the presidents' day. >> jon, a similar battle waged in 2011 was a wisconsin fight which affected collective bargaining and effective benefit contribution to the wisconsin legislative fiscal bureau has us by the potential, saving wisconsin schools $600 million over the next two years, now, on that one of course secretary duncan did opt to weigh-in. he said of governor scott walker's proposal for walker to go in the direction after the leadership the union had chosen to make no sense to me. it was not sensible. so i guess, when, why did the secretary weigh in on that one in wisconsin, and b, what was nonsensical about the nature of the wisconsin legislative reform? >> look, i think that the discussions and debate within education are within broad frameworks should be worked out at the state or local level without comment from the president or secretary. on the question of the chicago case or others, debates about how much, what percent up -- [inaudible] the pre
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that cities and states, provinces around the world are waiting always for some action on a national level. for instance, about mental issues. the fact of the matter is the local government can actually do about we had a disagreement with washington in the bush administration, but we moved forward. we didn't wait for anybody. they made commitments for 25% and 85% came up with three renewal and the list goes on. all those things we did and actually so much so secretary-general ban keynote spoke at the opening session of the u.n. to encourage all the other countries to go in the same direction and if the national government, the subnational government would have the power and create an organization to encourage subnational government to go in the direction and not to wait for the national government. severe environmental issues are so many other issues you can address any subnational level. you are to teach that and make people aware of states and cities and counties. i think it is a macro program. i want to thank y'all so much for coming in. [applause] those of you -- those of you who
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
turned atlantic city monday a debate was raging and scientific government circles over whether the monster hurricane was a spawn of global warming. climate change activists pointed to sandy as the sort of extraordinary the conclusion is that sandy would have happened with or without climate change. but that extra heat and humidity said its strength. this seems beyond dispute because of man-made warming more natural cycles or both, it is in an era of extreme weather events. a report this month by the world's largest insurance forum confirmed what has been widely suspected, the number of catastrophes has been rising dramatically since 1980 on all continents and with the deepest increase in north america. it soared from an average of 9 billion that is what usa today has to say. contrast that with the "the washington times" editorial page. frankenstorm follies. it wasn't caused by the industrial revolution. this is what they say. a study by the national hurricane center predicted global warming would, over time decrease the number of tropical storms by as much as a third. the 2012 ipcc
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
urged presidential candidates to listen to the moms and to the providers are given new york city three-quarters of families on a waiting list reported that their childcare arrangements were negatively affecting their children. one parent from minnesota on the waiting list that my child is six months old and has been in three horrible daycare center in athens. research is clear that parents are more likely to work if they have reliable childcare and they find it very challenging to work when they do not. in north carolina about one out of four families on the states waiting list has lost or quit their jobs while waiting for childcare assistance. a minnesota parent describe a loss of job after eight months because upsets in my schedule due to babysitting problems. is conscientious about lining up childcare arrangements that disruptions caused everything that i had carefully plan to come tumbling down. low income moms live on the edge. they face so many challenges and childcare assistance is a lifeline. they are our countless other stories about moms who have benefited from childcar
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in november whether to allow the state to come in to the city and as a public use to take over and print the financial manager were emergency manager for the cities that have financed the distress and take over the local government where they can come in and remove the city officials like the mayor and the city council. i don't think that's the the presidential candidate mitt romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. what about the city's rights to elect their own elected officials? and help do they own? when you say government interference, i understand you were talking about the federal government, but i heard mitt romney say that states' rights, is it the rights of the state's coming into the cities to overthrow the local municipalities? if that's a big government, small government, i don't know, is it controlled government? i think they have a right to control their own destiny in their own city. so the public is on the ballot in november, and i am turning everybody in michigan to vote down. we don't need dictatorship. it is a dictated view. >> host: thanks s
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
more engagement in dialogue. i hope that going forward the women in gendered city's poor and human rights would work toward not necessarily a debate, but a panel with less unilateral view on a topic that is very contentious in our society. i do have one specific question. when both you and professor spoke of the bishops not accepting a compromise that was positioned, it does seem to me a bit of a distinction without a difference. if i -- either i pay for something myself that i oppose par pay for somebody who must provide this thing that i oppose i wonder if you could just elaborate on why that seems a brilliant solution and what you think the bishops, why they continue to not see that. why i see that as not really much -- >> might taxes pay for an awful lot of things that i opposed. [applause] >> just to be clear, the position is that the institution's money does not go toward the care that they object to, so that is why i see it as an appropriate or a well intentioned and well functioning agreement. the money goes from women's pockets to the insurance that they are part of. while
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
revitalizing a nation of one of the great cities, outstanding leadership during the 9/11 tragedy. during his tenure, he reduced the crime right in new york by more than half, and he cleaned up the streets. i keep adding that on my own deal. he decreased the welfare roles by 60%. by decreasing welfare? no, by increasing work. during the nation's most trying time, he stood up as a man of great character and strength. president reagan named him associate attorney general at the age of 36, just a few years ago, and that was the third most powerful position in the justice department, spent six years as a u.s. attorney in the southern district. his prosecution rate was 99%. we don't want to get on the other side of him. throughout his public career, he was recognized -- he has recognized the spurnes of the legal system and the fact we're protected. i told you he's a man of great character, and he's a character. rudy guiliani, you see what you get, and when he tells you something, he believes it, and he's a man of his word, his absolutely good, but he's also a character. you know, somebody once
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Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
served seven terms as the cities leader. he began his political career in 1989 as a city councilman. >> moderator: just a few moments ago we flipped a coin to see the order of how the questions would be asked tonight who would answer first and would have the last closing statements. mr. mccrory won the coin toss. laura? >> the first question about the economy and unemployment rate the number one issue for voters the last couple years as a sure you are both aware. north carolina has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. we realize as governor you can't make a lot but realistically speaking as governor, what can you do to fix this problem and what would you do in your first month's? mccrory: several things i would do first of all life and north carolina has to get into the energy business. we've been sitting on the sidelines for too long with natural gas exploration and offshore drilling and while other states have moved jury quickly and the states that have moved quickly have much lower unemployment rate in addition they are contributing to the nation's energy indepen
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Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
consideration of racial quotas and they say this a little bit we hear that about that 2003 case the "the washington times" reports they shut down the seattle system that divided the city's elementary schools equally along racial lines to justice john roberts wrote the majority opinion called the meds extreme. in 2009 the court ruled that new haven connecticut violated the civil rights five-year fighters after the results of a promotion exam because not enough blacks had passed. with liberal leaning justice elena kagan reducing herself a key vote could apply again with justice anthony kennedy as we heard from adam. sandy a democrat. what do you think? >> caller: yes. >> host: what do you think of affirmative action in this case specifically for the court? >> caller: well, first of all i would like to hear the make up and see the makeup of the total top ten when she was denied because we so often have not only racial problems, we can have gender problems as well. so before i want to -- before we get into a big hassle about affirmative action and how we as black people or we as white people as a minority, we are not able to have a fair shot in getting into that college and also liste
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
from presidential down to city council every aspect of the campaign message turnout. i think the air wars are the ones that get all the coverage on tv but i think the ground wars will be equally important. look, i think the other thing about the electorate is at least in "the wall street journal" colin the nbc poll that the two firms collaborated on it was pre-debate. you know the president was winning independent voters by 13 points. and, in 2008 he defeated john mccain by 8% with independent smacks so with the admonition of less -- let's wait until the dust has settled and see the polls in the next couple of days i'm going to be looking at the numbers in the other thing very quickly in terms of the minority vote. the other thing about barack obama's election in 2008 was the one something on the order of 43% of the white vote and in most of the national polls that is kind of where he is so that will be another number to look out for. the country is changing and in 2008, three-quarters of the electorate was white which was down from the mid-to high 80s 20 years ago and that numbe
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Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
fourth district. ames and mason city specifically now joining sioux city in anchoring the previously predominantly rural district republican steve king has been representing in the khan crestor in the past ten years. and he's been winning the election by a fairly comfortable margin getting a fifth with two-thirds of the chaos two years ago. but rita esters the delete redistricting with the demographics may be deluding the republican dominance and that is what kristi vilsack may have been hoping for when she moved to ames declaring candidacy for the congressional seat. she's familiar with the district traveling as i was the first lady during tom vilsack's eight years as governor. welcome to "iowa press." and of course both of you are familiar with the format but we are in a different setting here with an audience in addition to our television viewers but in the audience here watching and listening they promised to not cheer at all and we don't want to hear from them that they will be cheering at the beginning and at the end. questions in this special edition of all "iowa pr
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